Whether your goal is weight loss, weight gain or weight maintenance, lifelong success can often mean a new way of thinking. Create a new outlook on the way you eat by keeping these tips from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans in mind for your health and calorie balance:
Consume foods and drinks to meet, not exceed your calorie needs.
Plan ahead to make better food choices.
Track your food and calories.
Limit the calories you eat from solid fats and added sugars.
Eat smaller portions, especially of high-calorie foods.
Cook and eat more meals at home.
Think about choosing healthy options when eating out.
Increase physical activity and avoid being inactive.